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I am YOU.

I received a note in my emails the other day.  Let me preface this by stating that the note came in on a rather horrid day – career wise.  It was just that kind of day.   The horridness ended the moment I picked up my daughter at her day-care. She just ran up to […]

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The Grating Room…

The waiting room at my doctor’s office was like one of the worst experiences to deal with. Seriously. I will never forget it, not even a year and a half later. You gals and guys know what I am talking about, don’t you? The same faces every day (since the visits are often) and no […]

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IVF Grants – More Money for the Piggy Bank

So. I am learning a little bit about IVF grants. I wish I had the insight to study up on it way back when. That would have been absolutely worth any of my effort. Heck, I’d have run to across the country in my Asics if it meant an opportunity to be granted some financial […]

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Life After IVF – Part Two

So. Part Two. Life after IVF. Bridges crossed. Saying goodbye to a relationship with an RE. Dealing with some sad realities but feeling lucky for the future. I wanted to tell SO many people I was pregnant. I was so afraid I would miscarry my surviving baby that I didn’t want to jinx a thing. […]

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I’ve had IVF, now what? Life after IVF, pt 1

Ya’ know, not many people talk about life after IVF. What happens when the marching band packs it up? What happens after the airplane takes off in Casablanca? What’s the dealio? I wish I knew some things before the reality hit me. I’ve had IVF, now what? I was JUST thinking about this today. I […]

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The cost of IVF (F***!!!!!)

There are some things in life that cost a ton of money:  a new home,  a new car,  a college education. Even a rare, pet bird.  But what about the cost of having a baby? Cha-ching. What about the cost of having a baby through in vitro fertilization (IVF)?  What about IVF cost? Cha-ching, cha-ching! […]

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The IVF procedure explained (very gently)

If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.  ~Buddhist Saying My friend, K is considering IVF. She’s 41 years old and has been trying for a baby for at least four years now. After 6 unsuccessful IUI attempts, she’s decided that enough is enough. This January […]

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